Folklore Logbook Assignment
Sharon J. Merritt, 53, Latvian/Russian ancestry, native English speaker, U.S. resident from birth,
grew up in the Rochester area, went to college in Cleveland, OH and lived in New York for a
time and currently resides in Vermont.
This superstition was collected through an email to my mom.
This is something that her Mom said and then my Mom picked it up.
There are other ways to ward off bad luck including knocking on wood and other rituals.
“When someone wishes bad luck upon someone else you have to say “poo, poo, poo” or spit
three times to make sure that they don’t become unlucky”.
Michael D. Littlehale, 17, English ancestry, native English speaker, U.S. resident from birth.
Grew up in Boston and Vermont, currently resides in Boston for school and Vermont when he
Sports related rhyme.
I was online with my friend Mike who goes to school in Boston and we started to talk about the
playoffs and the Red Sox and then I mentioned the folklore logbook project that I was doing and
then we started reminiscing about when we used to play Little League baseball and how we
would always had to chant something as a team and then go and shake hands.
It was just something that was done after the games.
There are other versions that use the same structure but neither my friend Mike nor I could
“2, 4, 6, 8 who do we appreciate!”
Brooke Horowitch, 10, Russian/ German ancestry, native English speaker, U.S. resident from
birth, growing up in Rochester, NY, Potomac, MD, and Bethesda, MD.
I was on the phone with my Aunt and all of my nieces and this was a clapping rhyme that she said
she had done with her friends at school that day.